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Albrecht Dürer and Georg Mack the Elder

Christ in Limbo, from: The Engraved Passion (B., M., Holl. 16; S.M.S. 58)

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Albrecht Dürer and Georg Mack the Elder
Christ in Limbo, from: The Engraved Passion
(B., M., Holl. 16; S.M.S. 58)
engraving with watercolour and bodycolour heightened with gold, 1512, trimmed to the subject and mounted on vellum, exquisitely handcoloured by Georg Mack around 1588 and initialled GM in gilt, the vellum border recto decorated with a scroll of flowers, four birds and a tortoise, verso with a German manuscript text in brown ink and gilt relating to the Entombment of Christ, the border decorated with a scroll of red lilies, a caterpillar, a butterfly, other insects and a duck, window-mounted on modern laid paper, in very good condition, framed
4 5/8 x 2 15/16 in. (117 x 74 mm.) (print)
6 7/8 x 5 1/16 in. (175 x 129 mm.) (vellum sheet)
Exhibited
Baltimore, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Painted Prints - The Revelation of Color in Northern Renaissance & Baroque Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, 2002-2003, no. 46 (ill.).
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